The Fun Stampers Journey, July Kit of the Month, Sweet Slice is adorable and perfect for July special activities. On our hot summer days, the thought of cool, juicy watermelon is appealing to us, and this stamp set embraces July perfectly.
I have created 3 cards, using the stamps in the kit and will also make up the 4 kit cards included with the stamp set.
The first card was made using a new technique learned at convention whereby we use the FSJ re-inker along with blending solution, to paint on the color. This is a great coloring system because it matches the ink colors used as well as the card stock. I used the Sweet Berry reinker to color the watermelon slice, Limeade reinker for the rind, and then covered the watermelon seeds with Journey Glaze with the base used of Whipped Cream Card Stock. The striped paper was created using a new background stamp, and black licorice ink pad. For the card base I used Sweet Berry and for the sentiment liner Limeade Slice. The foam dots were used to give the watermelon slice some dimension. Black Journey twine was tucked under the tip of the slice. It still needed some sparkle, so I added Sparkle Drops to the sentiment and lower left.
Supplies Used: Card Stock, Whipped Cream, Sweet Berry, Limeade Splash, Ink Black Licorice, Reinker Sweet Berry, Limeade Slice, Stiped Love and Sweet Slice stamp sets, Foam Dots, Glue Runner, Sparkle Drops. Journey Glaze, Black Journey Twine.
The second card was created on a Black Licorice card base. A pretty doily was stamped using Buttercream Ink, and Black Licorice was used for the watermelon slice and sentiment. The Slice was colored with a Spectrum Noir alcohol marker and the seeds were enhanced with Journey Glaze and adhered with foam dots for dimension. The crimped ribbon is a accent by the sentiment and the doily has a large Sparkle Drop in the center.
Supplies used were Card Stock Black Licorice, Whipped Cream, Ink Black Licorice & Buttercream, Stamps Sweet Slice, Doily Blooms Spectrum Noir Markers, red and green Sweet Berry Crimp Ribbon, Sparkle Drops. Journey Glaze.
The third card was created using Black Licorice card stock for the card base and an inner layer of printed paper. Whipped Cream card stock was used to stamp the watermelon slice and sentiment, and Limeade Slice borders the sentiment. The sentiment is wrapped in Journey Twine and a sparkle heart drop place on the ends and top corner of the card. The slice is colored with a marker and the seeds enhanced with Journey Glaze.
Supplies used; Card Stock Whipped Cream, Black Licorice, Limeade Splash Journey Basics Printed Paper, Black Journey Twine, Black Licorice ink, Journey Glaze, Spectrum Noir marker, Journey Heart Sparkles.
Each month I look forward to receiving my Kit of the Month. It contains a new stamp set which is appropriate for the time of year. Also contains precut components along with directions to create four adorable cards with envelopes. The cost is $24.95 plus shipping and of course the stamp may be used over and over. There are still a few days left in the month to order this months kit. The Sweet Slice stamp set will then not be available to purchase until October. You may purchase at the following link. July KOTM